briefly noted…

“elastic mirror”

any part of a leftover afternoon
spent fading into obscurity;
nothing left to hide from
prying eyes, thieving
souls or any of that
martial jamboree.

crushing a few minutes
of tobacco and cola,
waiting like hell, wondering
what happens next.
it’s not the fear of the open
door, just empty faith
on promenade.

waiting like this, waiting to be
pulled from whatever
it is eating me alive.
the most i could ever
promise would be
to give it a try,
wait for that same old result
staring me down,
passing experience
off as wisdom.

there are still expectations
to be fulfilled;
even if I’m never sure why.
it would be so much easier
as blind mechanista,
though, as they say,
at some point,
you have to commit.

Huh. Didn’t know that either. Inspired by a quiet moment of reflection while reading Durant’s History Of Philosophy. Highly recommended.

2 Responses to “briefly noted…”

  1. nice good tounge or keyboard or however you write poems

    • I’m good with words, bad with everything (and I mean absolutely everything) else. If you write music, put the words to it, see what you come up with. Let me know, you’re always welcome here.


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